- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
YourLocalLotto Toolbar is an application that is no longer promoted by its creator, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.; yet, it can show up in your browser. However, it does not really matter how this bad toolbar appears on your computer, you cannot keep it on-board if you do not want to risk being introduced to harmful third-party content. We advise you to remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar right away because the longer you hesitate, the more security issues you may have to encounter. When this toolbar is on your computer it is most likely that your home page and default search provider are set to Ask.com, which is not only annoying, but also a constant exposure to false search results that again might redirect you to unsafe websites. Please continue reading for a more detailed report on this worthless toolbar.
Although Mindspark stopped promoting its annoying toolbar officially as you can read it on the website, which you can still find at yourlocallotto.com, it may still be spreading in freeware bundles with other malicious software. It is possible that you land on a shady freeware or torrent website and you click on an advertisement and download such a bundle that contains this toolbar along with several more malware infections. If you miss the opportunity during the installation where you can opt out of installing the undesirable components of the package, you can easily multiply the system security risks. Deleting YourLocalLotto Toolbar will only be the first step as you will have to erase all other related infections as well.
If you want to protect you computer from similar attacks, you can either be more careful about the choice of websites you visit, the ads you click on, or you can always download and install a powerful antimalware program that can safeguard your PC from all known threats.
YourLocalLotto Toolbar offers you a third-party search tool, Ask.com, as well as quick links to third-party websites associated with lotto and more. But if you read the EULA of any Mindspark product, you will clearly see that you cannot trust these third-party services since the company does not take any responsibility for the content you may be exposed to. What’s more, they even state that the third-party content might be “offensive, indecent or objectionable in your community”, not to mention unreliable. So why on earth would you risk any of that at all?
This toolbar may collect information about you and use this to target you with customized ads and links through these third-party services. It is much easier to draw your attention to ads that are actually relevant to you, or so they seem at least. Clicking on them would be a huge mistake as you might get redirected to unsafe websites where you might be scammed. If you want to feel safe, you should remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar ASAP.
In order to solve your malware situation, please follow our guide below this article. You can manually take care of this toolbar even if you are not an expert computer user. However, you cannot be sure about the rest of the infections that may be on your system. The best is to use a trustworthy malware removal application that can easily identify all your problems and effectively eliminate all of them.
How to remove YourLocalLotto Toolbar from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/ Windows 10
Windows Vista/Windows 7
How to reset your browsers